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The Garmin Asus Garminfone A50 is an Android smartphone with extensive navigation features from Garmin. Additionally, this device features 3G data, large 3.5-inch touch display, 3 megapixel camera, multi-format music player, Bluetooth compatibility, and an easy-to-use simplified interface. This navigation-centric smartphone is also equipped with WiFi, email client, web-browser, and quad-band GSM along with WCDMA modes for international use. This device also offers access to thousands of apps, games, movies, and music available on Google's Play Store.
The first Android-powered smartphone fully-integrated with Garmin's premium GPS software, the 3G-enabled Garminfone smartphone for T-Mobile gives you the same navigation experience found on Garmin's standalone GPS devices--including voice-guided and on-screen directions, real-time traffic, weather, and gas prices. The mobile Web browser includes enhanced functions, including pinch and zoom capability and embedded location awareness that links information found on the Web to navigation and mapping functions--enabling you to navigate directly to a location from a Web page.
The sleek Garminfone offers full-touch 3G smartphone capabilities with a large 3.5-inch screen and Garmin's robust navigation.
Easily customizable to fit your needs, the Garminfone also give you access to Garmin's Connected Services, which include flight status information, weather forecasts, real-time traffic, gas prices, and more.
The Garminfone is ready to go with the included car kit--simply plug it in and snap it in the car mount and you'll be on your way in no time. Garminfone also features a bright 3.5-inch display, and a 3.0-megapixel camera with geotagging capabilities so you can share location details about the places around you.
The Garminfone provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. Other features include 4 GB of internal memory, microSD memory expansion (with 2 GB card included), Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, multi-format digital media player, and up to 4 hours of talk time.
With fully integrated Garmin navigation, you'll get both on-screen and voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names.
The Garminfone also supports junction view with lane assist in many metro areas--so you can know the right lane to be in at the right time. In addition, it comes preloaded with millions of points of interest so you can look up restaurants, fuel stations, hotels, ATMs and more, get phone numbers and addresses, and navigate right to your chosen location.
The Garminfone utilizes text-to-speech technology to speak street names, and it's tightly integrated with Google Voice Search. Simply speak to move through the point of interest information from within Google Voice Search, make your choice and the Garminfone will guide you there.
Designed with location-aware functionality at its core., the Garminfone's navigation features are fully integrated with frequently used applications such as calendar, contacts, email, Internet browser, and messaging.
Included car mount.
Text messages appear in a conversational view, and it's easy to dial numbers with the onscreen numeric keypad.
The 3-megapixel auto-focus camera
also features video capture and geotagging support.
The Garminfone weighs 4.9 ounces and measures 4.6 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches. Its 1150 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 144 hours (6 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G network (1700/2100 MHz).
What's in the Box
Garminfone handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, microSD memory card, wired stereo hands-free headset, stereo headphone adapter, premium dash mount, quick start guide, user manual
In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.
While this phone is optimized for use with T-Mobile's high-speed 3G network, many of its functions will also work well on the moderate-speed EDGE network. If you plan to access the Internet extensively on your phone, 3G network coverage may serve you best.
Activities that work well on EDGE or 3G networks:
Activities that work best on a 3G network:
T-Mobile's 3G network is currently available in more than 220 cities nationwide and covers more than 160 million people.
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This phone work good ,but the GPS is what i love best on it.The Battery life is not to goodPublished 24 months ago by John Castillo
Drops calls a lot. Phone portion not good---GPS fine.I wish Garmin put more time in the engineering of this phone portion.Published on May 29, 2013 by Larry
This is a great phone, and I love the GPS on it. This does everything I want easily and quickly. The speaker phone for music is great too. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Summer Storm
The phone was purported to be in new condition. It arrived without the car mount and it has been difficult to find a universal mount that works. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Ron Henson
Don't waste your money on this phone! It locks up all the time. It actually calls people on your phone list without you touching any buttons. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer
The ONLY reason it got three stars is for the navigation. The screen freezes, very hard to find cases, shuts down for no apparent reason at all. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by ANNIE L MCMANUS
I purchased my Garminfone Asus approximately a year ago from Costco. It was "free" with a new 2 year year contract. My wife purchased a Motorola Clique at the same time. Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by Kevin Mac
I`ve owned this for about a year, and it was my first Android. I bought it mostly for the GPS and it works great for that, the only reason it even got 2 stars. Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by Michael Jaynes
I could not hear the person I was talking to on the phone unless it was through speaker phone. I master rest the phone and was having the same issue. Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by CTriplin